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President Cyril Ramaphosa: 2nd African Union Mid-Year Coordination Meeting closing remarks

Closing Remarks by African Union Chairperson, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa during the 2nd African Union Mid-Year Coordination Meeting

Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

As we conclude our business today, allow me to express my sincere appreciation to all of you for your participation.

Your contribution has made this virtual session highly engaging, informative and interactive as we seek to accelerate the implementation of our programmes towards the attainment of the Agenda 2063. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa: Second African Union Mid-Year Coordination Meeting

Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you for availing yourselves for this second mid-year coordination meeting of the African Union, the Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms.

We thought it would be important to hold this meeting even under the conditions that have been imposed on us by the coronavirus pandemic, because it is vital that the processes of the African Union and the work of African integration continue.

President Cyril Ramaphosa chairs second mid-year coordination meeting African Union, 22 Oct

African Union (AU) Chairperson, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa, will today, 22 October 2020, chair the 2nd Mid-Year Coordination Meeting between the AU, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Mechanisms (RMs) and Member States.

The Mid-Year Coordination Meeting is the principal forum for the AU, RECs, and RMs to harmonise their work and coordinate implementation of the continental integration agenda.

President Cyril Ramaphosa: Reply to the Joint Sitting Debate on the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

Madam Speaker, Ms Thandi Modise,
Chairperson of the NCOP, Mr Amos Masondo,
Deputy President David Mabuza,
Ministers and Deputy Ministers,
Honourable Members,

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to respond to the debate of this Joint Sitting on the most critical – and challenging – issue facing our country at this moment.

Deputy President David Mabuza responds to oral questions in the National Assembly, 22 Oct

Deputy President David Mabuza to reaffirm government’s commitment to eliminate corruption in all its forms and manifestations in the National Assembly

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Thursday, 22 October 2020 respond to oral questions in the National Assembly, where he will outline government programmes towards attaining unity, social cohesion and moral regeneration across society as the country focusses on the reconstruction and recovery of the economy that has further been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 
 

President Cyril Ramaphosa replies to Parliamentary debate on economic recovery, 21 Oct

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 respond to a debate by a hybrid Joint Sitting of Parliament on the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan.

The President presented the plan to a Joint Sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces on Thursday, 15 October 2020.

President Ramaphosa characterised the plan as a set of extraordinary measures  to restore the economy to inclusive growth following the devastation caused by COVID-19 to people’s lives and the economy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa: World Bank High-Level Event on Human Capital during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Leadership of the World Bank Group,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The coronavirus pandemic is having a deep and profound impact on the world. 

It has devastated livelihoods and economies, and set back our ability to meet the aspirations of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

For countries with low levels of development, the situation is particularly dire.

As the African continent, our response to the pandemic has been strategic and collaborative. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Joint Sitting of Parliament on South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise,
Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Mr Amos Masondo, Deputy President David Mabuza,
Ministers and Deputy Ministers,
Honourable Members of the National Assembly and the NCOP, Fellow South Africans,

I have requested this sitting of the Joint Houses of Parliament to present the plan for the reconstruction and recovery of our economy and our country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa declares Special Official Funeral for SAHRC Deputy Chairperson Ambassador Priscilla Jana

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the funeral of the late South African Human Rights Commission Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Devikarani Priscilla Sewpal Jana, as a Special Provincial Official, Category Two.

In this regard, President Ramaphosa has authorised that the National Flag be flown at half-mast at every flag station in the Gauteng Province on the day of her funeral service.

Ambassador Jana passed away on Saturday, 10 October 2020, at the age of 76.

President Cyril Ramaphosa sends condolences on passing of African Farmers’ Association President Dr Vuyo Mahlati

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the late Dr Vuyo Mahlati as a land reform champion and a tireless advocate for the empowerment of smallholder farmers and rural women. 

Dr Mahlati, 55, passed away yesterday, Tuesday, 13 October 2020.

She was the President of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) and the former Chair of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture.

President Cyril Ramaphosa presents South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan to Joint Hybrid Sitting of Parliament, 15 Oct

Statement on meeting of Presidential Economic Advisory Council

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 15 October, 2020, present the widely consulted South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan to a Joint Hybrid Sitting of Parliament. 

The President has written to the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces to call for a Joint Sitting in terms of Section 84(2)(d) of the Constitution, read with Rule 7(1)(b) of the Joint Rules of Parliament. 
Parliament will convene at 14h00. 

Dr Tshepo Motsepe: Launch of Pink Classrooms at Khatlamping Primary School

Address by Dr Tshepo Motsepe at the launch of the Pink Classrooms/Safe Spaces at Khatlamping Primary School, Tembisa, Gauteng

Programme Director,
Education District Director of Ekurhuleni North, Ms Nonceba Ntuta
The delegation from the Infrastructure delivery management
Principal of Kgatlamping Primary School, Mr. Teboho Mofokeng and your Deputy Ms Ivy Seoleseng
Principals of neighbouring schools,
Founder of the Pink Forum, Ms Mandisa Jiyane,
Chairperson of the SGB of Kgatlamping Primary School, Jacob Mokobane

President Cyril Ramaphosa mourns passing of SAHRC Deputy Chair Priscilla Jana

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa has lost a human rights icon and a formidable legal intellect with the passing of South African Human Rights Commission Deputy Chairperson Priscilla Jana.

Ms Devikarani Priscilla Sewpal Jana passed away on Saturday, 10 October 2020, at the age of 76.

Ms Jana was an outstanding and fearless human rights lawyer who devoted her practice to fighting the apartheid regime, defending a broad range of struggle leaders and asserting the rights of marginalised South Africans.

President Cyril Ramaphosa sends condolences to Jansen family

President expresses condolences on the passing of former Land Claims Commissioner Ms Beverley Jansen

President Cyril Ramaphosa has learnt with sadness of the passing of former Land Claims Commissioner in the Western Cape Ms Beverley Jansen.
 
Ms Jansen passed away on Friday, 9 October 2020.
 
As a Land Claims Commissioner appointed by then-President Thabo Mbeki, Ms Jansen played a significant role in in the success of land claims by communities from District Six, Simon’s Town, the Richtersveld and other places.
 

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